FHSM VP-401
Ectenosaurus clidastoides (Merriam, 1894)

Taxonomy

Specimen Info

Kingdom
Animalia
Genus
Ectenosaurus
Phylum
Chordata
Species
clidastoides
Class
Reptilia
Author
Merriam
Order
Squamata
Year
1894
Family
Mosasauridae
Collected by
Sternberg, G.F.
Date Collected
1953
Identified By
Russell, D.A.
Date Identified
1967-11-06
Type
Number of Pieces
103
Description
Skeleton; Partial Skeleton,

Locality

Lithostratigraphy

Country
United States of America
State/Province
Kansas
County
Trego
Remarks
Information withheld. Please contact FHSM for detailed locality information
Group
Colorado
Formation
Niobrara
Member
Smoky Hill
Zone
Bed
Local Fauna

Chronostratigraphy

Biostratigraphy

Earliest Era
Mesozoic
Latest Era
Mesozoic
Earliest Period
Cretaceous
Latest Period
Cretaceous
Earliest Epoch
Upper
Latest Epoch
Upper
Earliest Age
Santonian
Latest Age
Santonian
Lowest Zone
Highest Zone

Publications (3 of 6)

Everhart, M.J., . 2004a. Late Cretaceous interaction between predators and prey. Evidence of feeding by two species of shark on a mosasaur. www.PalArch.nl., vertebrate paleontology, 1:42741
Everhart, M.J., . 2004b. New data regarding the skull of Dolichorhynchops osborni (Plesiosauroidea: Polycotylidae) from rediscovered photos of the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology specimen.. Paludicola, 4:74-80
Everhart, M.J., . 2004d. Plesiosaurs as the food of mosasaurs; new data on the stomach contents of a Tylosaurus prorigor (Squamata: Mosasauridae) from the Niobrara Formation of western Kansas. The Mosasaur, 7:41-46
Konishi, T., Caldwell, M.W.. 2011. Two new plioplatecarpine (Squamata: Mosasauridae) genera from the upper Cretaceous of North America, and global phylogenetic analysis of plioplatecarpines. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 31:754-783
Liggett, G.A., Shimada, K., Bennett, S.C., & Caldwell, M.W.. 2011. Three-dimensionally preserved integument reveals hydrodynamic adaptations in the extinct marine lizard Ectenosaurus (Reptilia, Mosasauridae). PLoS ONE, 6:e27343 (5 pages)
Lindgern, J., . 2005. The First Record of Hainosaurus (Reptilia: Mosasauridae) from Sweden. Journal of Paleontology, 79:1157-1165